David A. Butler


David A. Butler is the president of Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley, a 25-bed, critical access hospital. He is also the president of Adventist Health Delano, a 156-bed rural hospital in northern Kern County with services including intensive care, long-term care, medical-surgical care, an outpatient center, a surgical pavilion, a birth center and rural health clinics.

David brings more than 30 years of healthcare executive experience with a variety of systems ranging from for-profit, faith-based, district and community-owned facilities. He most recently served for five years as president of Adventist Health Tillamook, a 49-bed rural hospital in Oregon; and three years as the CEO of North Canyon Medical Center, a critical access district rural hospital in Gooding, Idaho. Other roles include president/CEO of Jellico Community Hospital with Adventist Health System in Tennessee and president/CEO of Adventist Health Paradise Valley Hospital in San Diego County. In addition to extensive experience in successfully managing hospitals in difficult markets, David had the opportunity to build a new 200-bed replacement hospital in the south Texas Region of Brownsville. Other roles have included chief operating officer, vice president, assistant administrator and nursing home administration.

After earning a nursing degree and a bachelor’s degree in long-term healthcare, David received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. He and his wife, Luminita, have two children, son Nathan and daughter Nicole. They enjoy nature, camping, outdoor activities, golfing and healthy living. They are devout Christians and homeschool their children in Kern County, where they own their home.